Welcome to Greenside School Stevenage. A school for children aged 2-19 with special educational needs and disabilities.

 

 

Learning

 

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Our Curriculum

 

My Curriculum


There are 4 key areas of our curriculum that enable a personalised approach

My Body - Sensory and physical needs

My Communication – Interaction & sensory literacy

My Thinking – Cognition and understanding

My Wellbeing – Social, emotional wellbeing

These key aspects are not taught in isolation.

Each ‘my’ helps us as a school to focus on what is important for every learner. All curriculum topics and themes are threaded back to the core ‘4 my’s’ outlined above.
We aspire to create environments and plan lessons that promote engagement for all our learners and classes are grouped with this in mind.
Phases of the school are slightly different in their curriculums, a short summary of each phase is outlined below:

Click here for the Greenside Curriculum Policy

 

Curriculum Pathways

‘Pathways’ assist class staff in their planning by helping to describe learners’ cognition and style of learning and identifying the frameworks that underpin the most relevant curriculum content for these learners. Curriculum pathways are expanded upon and supported by schemes of work and skills banks that identify progression and enable class leads to sequence learning for each individual.

Skills banks

To support teachers in their planning, to enable sequencing and assist in monitoring progress skills banks have been developed. The Maths skills bank is linked to the "4 curriculum pathways": 

Engage, Explore (SLD), Explore (ASC), Focus

Click on these links to view the four Curriculum Pathways with corresponding Maths Skills Banks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

Progression of our learners and their achievement is at the centre of life at Greenside. The majority of our learners have very complex needs and sometimes their achievement does not track in a traditional way, often lateral progress is needed to support our learners reach their potential.

Outcomes are central to each of our learners and as a school we strive to ensure these are set with long-term aims and goals in mind. Preparing for Adulthood principles and opportunities post-Greenside are always in mind, from Early years through to our Post 16.

To help us ensure all learners achieve outstanding progress at Greenside we have a unique assessment approach that is personalised and individual. In some respects, it is impossible to compare any learners outcomes, progress and evidence. But to help us to plan for greater Teaching and Learning we do analyse data as a whole.  

 

Home School Boxes

Click here for information about creative home school resources and activities for our learners at home.

 

Creative Arts

Greenside has a well established creative program which offers students from across the school access to a range of creative activities. We employ a team of dedicated creative professionals working in art, drama, music and dance.

Greenside's creative programme centres around the talents, imaginations, desires and needs of each learner. Over many years of reflective and dynamic practice and sustained working relationships with experienced professional artists, musicians, dancers and theatre makers, a  consistent approach has been developed in which the learner is placed at the centre of the creative interaction. 

 

Click here for more information about our arts program.

Preparing For Adulthood

At Greenside we plan for our learner’s future throughout their time at school. Our ‘My’ curriculum has ‘preparing for adulthood’ principles embedded into each phase of our school and there is a destination focus for each of the main transition points many of our learners go through while they are with us. Click here for details about how we prepare learners for their next steps beyond Greenside.

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2Learn

Two education providers working together to enable further education opportunities for young adults who have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).

2Learn is a partnership between Greenside School and North Hertfordshire College (NHC).

A former bank at The Hyde shopping centre, Stevenage has been transformed into a specialist learning resource in the heart of the community. The facility features a multi-sensory room, café dining area, accessible kitchen, drama studio, IT suite, excise space and changing place.

Staff from Greenside and NHC work together to deliver a highly personalised, creative, person-centred curriculum.

Each student enrols at NHC. They are based at the 2Learn resource. As part of their individual timetable, each student undertakes learning activities at the college as well as the Greenside Studio (a social enterprise located a few metres from 2Learn). Students also access the warm water swimming pool at Greenside School. An accessible vehicle enables access to NHC and the wider community. 

 


2Learn Curriculum

2Learn Prospectus

 

 

 

Useful Links for Parents

 

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Greenside School
Shephall Green
Stevenage SG2 9XS
Tel: 01438 315356
Fax: 01438 748034
Email: admin@greenside.herts.sch.uk
Headteacher: Dave Victor